10 June 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course
The Paddlesport Safety and Rescue Course (the updated Foundation, Safety and Rescue Training Course) aims to provide paddlers with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely and to be able to deal with common problems in a sheltered water environment.
The course is designed for all paddlers irrespective of their chosen craft. Throughout the course, candidates will explore simple strategies and safe skills that can provide the tools to solve common paddling issues. The course content focuses on rescuing from the paddlers specific craft and covers equipment, safety frameworks, as well as a range of rescues including contact and towing rescues, self-rescues and deep water rescues.
To participate on this course you must:
- Be able to swim in normal paddling clothes
- Hold the 2 star or Paddle Explore Award or have equivalent ability, due to the paddling environment and the craft control required to complete the course.
- Must be 14 year and over.
The following equipment will be used on the course. If you have your own equipment, please feel free to bring it with you but don’t worry if you haven’t as it will be available for you to use.
- Towline OR tow system
- Webbing (sewn or unsewn sling) and large karabiner
1 day course 9:30-16:30.
Course price includes the cost of the certificate.
Venue: ESSA Water Activities Centre
Venue Phone: 01992 447989
Venue Website: https://essa.org.ukAddress:
Please note that this is NOT a postal address.
ESSA Water Activities Centre
How to find us
The post code you need is EN9 2PB which is not our base, but very near to the top of our lake.
Some GPS systems may take you through Nazeing Glass Works and along the River Lee towpath. This does not lead to the front entrance of ESSA and the track is unsuitable for many vehicles, so make sure you come in from Meadgate Road.
At M25 junction 25, take the A10 North. Take the exit after you have passed Tesco and M&S, signposted A1170 to Broxbourne.
Follow A1170 north, through Wormley & Broxbourne. After about 1.5miles, turn right at traffic lights, sign posted B194 to Nazeing. Pass Broxbourne Station on your left. Continue for 1.5 miles past Broxbourne Riverside.
Just past the parade of shops on your left, at the traffic lights, turn left into North Street. Follow this road through the bends for about 3/4 mile, until you see "Lignacite Works" and turn left into Meadgate Road.
Once on Meadgate Road, keep going past the lake and boats on your right. You will see another lake on the left which is Central Lagoon where we operate. Immediately past the lake, turn left and follow the track around the lake to the end where you will find our centre.
Ordnance Survey Map Reference: TL 383071
Latitude: N 51:74:51
Longitude E 00:00:28